CTET Syllabus 2020
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CTET Syllabus 2020 - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the CTET 2020 syllabus along with the detailed notification on January 24 at ctet.nic.in. Candidates appearing for the exam can go through the subject wise important concepts and topics through the syllabus of CTET 2020. Aspirants can plan their studies and focus on topics with the help of CTET syllabus 2020. Along with the CTET 2020 Syllabus, students can also check the exam pattern and previous year question papers to get an idea about the difficulty level of exam, nature of questions asked and thus crack CTET.
Latest: CTET Application Form 2020 available now
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level exam conducted by CBSE twice every year in July and December. Candidates can now apply for the July session from January 24 to February 24, 2020. According to CTET exam dates, the test for the upcoming session is scheduled to be on July 20. The test is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates as teachers from Class I to VIII all over India. Candidates who wish to apply for the post of teachers in government schools for classes I to V will have to appear for paper-I and those who wish to become teachers of class VI to VIII will have to take paper-II. Candidates can appear for both the papers of CTET 2020 too.

CTET Syllabus 2020 - Important Points

  • Questions on Child Development and Pedagogy, as per CTET 2020 syllabus for paper I and paper II will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to age group 6-11 years and 11-14 years respectively.

  • Language I and Language II must be different languages.

  • syllabus of CTET 2020 will have questions in Language I for both papers on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction

  • Questions in Language II, according to the CTET 2020 syllabus, in paper I and paper II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

  • Questions for all the sections of both the papers as prescribed in CTET syllabus 2020 will be evenly distributed over the entire syllabus of NCERT of that particular subject specified for classes I-V or VI-VIII.

  • CTET 2020 syllabus notifies that the difficulty level and linkages, however could be upto secondary stage for paper I.

CTET 2020 Syllabus

Candidates must get acquainted to CTET syllabus 2020 to excel in this test and score maximum marks. As per the syllabus of CTET 2020, there are five compulsory sections in each paper. Total marks allotted for each paper of CTET is 150. The test is held for 2 hours 30 minutes. Aspirants can check the CTET Syllabus 2020 in the following section.

Detailed CTET Syllabus 2020 Paper 1

CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper I: Primary Stage: For Class I - V

Child Development and Pedagogy

No. of Questions: 30

Child Development: Primary School Child (15 Questions)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

  • Principles of the development of children

  • Influence of Heredity & Environment

  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

  • Language & Thought

  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment etc.

  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning

  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process

  • Cognition & Emotions

  • Motivation and learning

  • Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

Language I
No. of Questions: 30

Language Comprehension (15 Questions)

  • Reading unseen passages - two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Learning and acquisition

  • Principles of language Teaching

  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

  • Language Skills

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Remedial Teaching

Language II

No. of Questions: 30

Comprehension (15 Questions)

  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Learning and acquisition

  • Principles of language Teaching

  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

  • Language Skills

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Remedial Teaching

Mathematics
No. of Question: 30

Content (15 Questions)

  • Geometry

  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding

  • Solids around Us

  • Numbers

  • Addition and Subtraction

  • Multiplication

  • Division

  • Measurement

  • Weight

  • Time

  • Volume

  • Data Handling

  • Patterns

  • Money

Pedagogical issues (15 Questions)
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning and learning

  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

  • Language of Mathematics

  • Community Mathematics

  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods

  • Problems of Teaching

  • Error analysis and related aspects of learning and teaching

  • Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching

Environmental Studies

No. of Questions: 30

Content (15 Questions)

  • Family and Friends: Relationships, Work and Play, Animals, Plants

  • Food

  • Shelter

  • Water

  • Travel

  • Things We Make and Do

Pedagogical Issues (15 Questions)
  • Concept and scope of EVS

  • Significance of EVS, integrated EVS

  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education

  • Learning Principles

  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science

  • Approaches of presenting concepts

  • Activities

  • Experimentation/Practical Work

  • Discussion

  • CCE

  • Teaching material/Aids

  • Problems

Detailed CTET 2020 Syllabus Paper 2

CTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper II: Elementary Stage: For Class VI - VIII

Child Development & Pedagogy

No. of Questions: 30

Child Development:Elementary School Child (15 Questions)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning

  • Principles of the development of children

  • Influence of Heredity & Environment

  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)

  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives

  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education

  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence

  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence

  • Language & Thought

  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice

  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.

  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice

  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs (5 Questions)
  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived

  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, impairment etc.

  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

Learning and Pedagogy (10 Questions)
  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance

  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning

  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’

  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.

  • Cognition & Emotions

  • Motivation and learning

  • Factors contributing to learning - personal & environmental

Language I

No. of Questions: 30

Language Comprehension (15 Questions)

  • Reading unseen passages - two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Learning and acquisition

  • Principles of language Teaching • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

  • Language Skills

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Remedial Teaching

Language II

No. of Questions: 30

Language Comprehension (15 Questions)

  • Reading unseen passages - two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

Pedagogy of Language Development (15 Questions)
  • Learning and acquisition

  • Principles of language Teaching • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool

  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form

  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders

  • Language Skills

  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom

  • Remedial Teaching

Mathematics and Science(for Mathematics and Science teacher)

No. of Questions: 60

Mathematics (30 Questions)

Content (20 Questions)

Number System

  • Knowing our Numbers

  • Playing with Numbers

  • Whole Numbers

  • Negative Numbers and Integers

  • Fractions

Algebra
  • Introduction to Algebra

  • Ratio and Proportion

Geometry

  • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)

  • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)

  • Symmetry: (reflection)

  • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)

  • Mensuration

  • Data handling

Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)
  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking

  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum

  • Language of Mathematics

  • Community Mathematics

  • Evaluation

  • Remedial Teaching

  • Problem of Teaching

Science (30 Questions)
Content (20 Questions)
  • Food- Sources of food, Components of food, Cleaning food

  • Materials- Materials of daily use

  • The World of the Living

  • Moving Things: People and Ideas

  • How things work- Electric current and circuits, Magnets

  • Natural Phenomena

  • Natural Resources

Pedagogical issues (10 Questions)
  • Nature & Structure of Sciences

  • Natural Science/Aims & objectives

  • Understanding & Appreciating Science

  • Approaches/Integrated Approach

  • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)

  • Innovation

  • Text Material/Aids

  • Evaluation - cognitive/psychomotor/affective

  • Problems

  • Remedial Teaching

Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

No. of Questions: 60

Content (40 Questions)

History

  • When, Where and How

  • The Earliest Societies

  • The First Farmers and Herders

  • The First Cities

  • Early States

  • New Ideas

  • The First Empire

  • Contacts with Distant lands

  • Political Developments

  • Culture and Science

  • New Kings and Kingdoms

  • Sultans of Delhi

  • Architecture

  • Creation of an Empire

  • Social Change

  • Regional Cultures

  • The Establishment of Company Power

  • Rural Life and Society

  • Colonialism and Tribal Societies

  • The Revolt of 1857-58

  • Women and reform

  • Challenging the Caste System

  • The Nationalist Movement

  • India After Independence

Geography

  • Geography as a social study and as a science

  • Planet: Earth in the solar system

  • Globe

  • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment

  • Air

  • Water

  • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication

  • Resources: Types-Natural and Human

  • Agriculture

Social and Political Life

  • Diversity

  • Government

  • Local Government

  • Making a Living

  • Democracy

  • State Government Geography

  • Understanding Media

  • Unpacking Gender

  • The Constitution

  • Parliamentary Government

  • The Judiciary

  • Social Justice and the Marginalised

Pedagogical issues (20 Questions)

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies

  • Classroom Processes, activities and discourse

  • Developing Critical thinking

  • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence

  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies

  • Sources - Primary & Secondary

  • Projects Work

  • Evaluation

Languages to be chosen for language I and language II

English

Hindi

Assamese

Bengali

Garo

Gujrati

Kannada

Khasi

Malayalam

Manipuri

Marathi

Mizo

Nepali

Oriya

Punjabi

Sanskrit

Tamil

Telugu

Tibetan

Urdu

CTET Exam Pattern 2020

According to the exam pattern of CTET 2020, all questions will be set in multiple choice questions (MCQs) with four alternatives for each answer. One mark is allotted to each correct answer in CTET 2020 and no negative marks will be cut for the wrong answers marked. The question paper, as per the syllabus of CTET, excluding the language paper will be in english and hindi. There are two papers in CTET.
Paper I: Aspirants intending to be a teacher in class I to V
Paper II: Aspirants intending to be a teacher in class VI to VIII
However CTET application 2020 can also be filled by candidates who intend to apply for both the levels. These candidates will have to appear both paper I and paper II.

Structure of CTET Exam Pattern 2020

Paper I: Primary Stage: For Class I - V

Sections

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration of Exam

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Consolidated time of 2 hours 30 minutes

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Paper II: Elementary Stage: For Class V - VIII

Sections

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration of Exam

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Consolidated time of 2 hours 30 minutes

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Mathematics and Science

(for Mathematics and Science teacher) or Social Studies/Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher)

60

60

All sections are compulsory for both the papers

Best Books for CTET 2020

To get a hold on the CTET 2020 syllabus mentioned in the notification, a detailed study on the topics mentioned in each section needs to be done. An aspirant needs to follow a disciplined routine to crack CTET with maximum score. Mock tests and solving previous year papers will provide an edge to the preparation. CTET applicants must keep some basic books listed here among others

  • Child Development and Pedagogy by Arihant Publication

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Agrawal

  • Teacher Eligibility Test Environmental Studies by Upkar Prakashan

  • A Complete Resource for CTET: Science and Pedagogy by Pearson

CTET Application Form 2020

CBSE has released the application form of CTET 2020 on January 24 at the website- ctet.nic.in. CTET 2020 application form can be filled by candidates of any age provided that they have the requisite educational qualifications. Aspirants meeting the eligibility criteria can register themselves and apply online for the test. The last date for CTET application is February 24. However, the last date for the online payment of the application fee of CTET is February 27.

CTET Result 2020

As per the notification released by CTET, the validity period of the qualifying certificate given to candidates scoring 60% marks and above is 7 years. Moreover, to improve one’s score, a candidate can appear for as many attempts as desired. The minimum qualifying marks required for a reserved category candidate is 55%.

Relevant articles on CTET 2020

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CTET Syllabus 2020

Question: Who prescribes the CTET 2020 syllabus?

Answer:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) prescribes the CTET syllabus 2020.

Question: Are there any optional papers or optional sections in CTET?

Answer:

No. All the sections in CTET are compulsory in nature. Paper I consists of 5 sections and paper II consists of 4 sections.

Question: Can I choose Language I and language II the same?

Answer:

Language I and Language II must be different languages. Questions in Language I for both papers will be on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. Questions in Language II, according to the CTET 2020 syllabus, in paper I and paper II  will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

Question: Is there any negative mark cut for wrong answers marked?

Answer:

No negative marks are cut for wrong answers marked for CTET 2020.

Question: What is the difficulty level set for Paper I?

Answer:

CTET 2020 syllabus notifies that the difficulty level and linkages for paper I will be upto secondary stage.

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is nios deled deploma vailid for ctet or not?

thomas joy 28th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

D.El.ED course is an 2 year course with 4 semesters which gives training to the teachers especually to teach in primary schoop and National school of open learning provides this diploma.

CTET is the national level exam for teaching in elementary and primary children and it has 2 papers.

For paper 1 minimum 50% in 10+ 2 or diploma from recognized board is needed and for paper 2 10+2 and B.E l.ED is required.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you

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What is the validity period of CTET certificate?

Mayank Raj 23rd Jan, 2020

Dear aspirant,


There are two criteria under which a CTET certificate is valid:

  • Candidates must score a minimum of 60% score.
  • The certificate is utmost valid for seven years from the date of declaration of examination.

P.S. : There is no restriction on a number of attempts and also CTET qualified person can appear to the exam for improving his/her score.

All the best..!!1

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I made a mistake in ctet application form by choosing wrong exam city. How to change?

Shruti Patwal 23rd Jan, 2020

Dear Anchal,

Once the application form is submitted, no further changes are permissible unless authorized by the exam conducting authority i.e. CBSE. For complete clarification, candidates can refer to the Information Bulletin which will be released by CBSE January 24, 2020. This Information Bulletin will contain all the details of examination, languages, syllabus,  eligibility criteria, important dates, examination fee and examination cities etc. Candidates can fill the application form of CTET 2020 from January 24, 2020.


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The fees have been submitted in Bank for CTET, but still showing Fee not received. What to do

MOHIT DHYANI 23rd Jan, 2020

Hello, if the amount is deducted from your account and confirmation page is not generated the you should contact the exam conducting authorities. However, if the amount is not deducted from your account then candidates can login again to pay fee of CTET application form 2020 .

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How to correct error in my CTET application form?

MOHIT DHYANI 23rd Jan, 2020

Hello

CBSE provides correction window for CTET Application Form on its official website. Candidates are allowed to make corrections in some particular details like name, father and mother name, date of birth, category, differently abled category, Paper opted (i.e. Paper I or CTET - DECEMBER-2019 4 Paper II), Subject for Paper II, First choice of Centre, language I and/or II opted, Address of correspondence and the name of the Institution/College/University from where he/she has obtained his/her B.Ed Degree/Diploma in Elementary Education etc. Candidates also need to pay online correction fee in online mode. After this conducting authorities will release CTET admit card for all candidates who successfully filled the application form.

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